The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening. The activities of the Center cultivate awareness of the essential beauty and dignity of life coming from full engagement with life-as-it-is.
The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is named after Jikai Dainin Katagiri Roshi, the root teacher of Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal. Jikai, Compassionate Ocean, refers to reality itself, which always holds us and bathes us with compassion. Even though we may not be aware of it, even though we may be experiencing a lot of suffering, still we are held in the great ocean of Buddha's compassion.
Our website is updated periodically, primarily in April for Summer activities, August for Fall activities, and December for Winter activities.
For the most current information, please refer to the Calendar tab.
2016 Membership Campaign Now Under Way
You are invited to become a sustaining member of Compassionate Ocean Dharma
Center. Membership is encouraged for everyone who would like to support the continued
life and development of the Center.
For a Future to Be Possible Event
Paris Global Climate Summit Fridays, February 12th and March 11th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Total Dynamic Living-An Eight Week Program in Mindfulness and Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, January 19 - March 8
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, January 21 - March 10